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Types of Massage & Bodywork

Types of Massage & Bodywork

Deep Tissue Massage

This type of massage focuses on the deeper tissues of the body to relax, lengthen and release longstanding holding patterns. Moderate to deep pressure techniques are utilized including trigger point therapy to address specific health concerns.  This type of massage is highly beneficial in reducing pain, releasing trigger points and muscular restrictions, improving posture and ease of movement, as well as relieving stress.

Initial Consultation – $115

60 min – $90

75 min – $115

90 min – $140

Shiatsu

A Japanese form of bodywork, Shiatsu utilizes hand pressure through palming and thumbing techniques, as well as passive stretching along energetic pathways called meridians.  It promotes self-healing and the flow of Chi (energy) by stimulating the Yin and Yang meridians and traditional acupuncture points that are linked to vital organs in the body.  Shiatsu is excellent for pain relief and a strengthening of the body’s resistance to disease and disorder.  Most Shiatsu sessions take place on the floor with the client fully clothed.  A futon cushion and pillows are used for comfort.  Note:  It is important to wear loose, comfortable clothing in order to allow ease of movement during stretching.

Initial Consultation – $115

60 min – $90

Prenatal Massage

This form of massage eases the expectant mother of anxiety and stress during a time of transition.  Side-lying techniques with pillow props are utilized to allow for ease and comfort during the session time.  Special techniques are used for all three trimesters to ensure the well-being of both mother and baby. The goal of prenatal massage is to provide relaxation, lessen physical and mental stress and help relieve the mother of the physical discomfort commonly associated with pregnancy.  Note:  It is recommended to delay receiving massage in any trimester if you are experiencing pregnancy related nausea, as it may exacerbate your symptoms.

Initial Consultation – $115

60 min – $90

Appointment Policies/What to Expect

It is important to arrive 15 minutes early for your first session. You will be asked to fill out a brief intake form to provide your massage therapist with pertinent information regarding your health history.  For all subsequent sessions, please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time for a complete session.  Prior to the start of every session, your therapist will take time to listen to your needs, and the specific outcomes you hope to achieve.

After a history is taken, your therapist will specifically design a session based on your signs and symptoms by incorporating a mix of bodywork techniques to help you reach your goals.